Bell crank
Bell crank Bell" crank` A lever whose two arms form a right angle, or nearly a right angle, having its fulcrum at the apex of the angle. It is used in bell pulls and in changing the direction of bell wires at angles of rooms, etc., and also in machinery. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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